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Pac-12 Annual Awards Announced

Roberto Nelson Snubbed?

Roberto Nelson was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team.
Roberto Nelson was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team.
(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

The Pac-12 has announced their mens basketball All-Conference honors, and as expected, regular season conference champion Arizona accumulated the lion's share of the laurels.

Junior guard Nick Johnson was named Player of the Year, forward Aaron Gordon was named Freshman of the Year, and Sean Miller was named Coach of the Year.

The 'Cats also placed multiple players on the All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams, as well as the All-Conference Team.

Arizona St. senior center Jordan Bachynski was named the Defensive Player of the Year, and Stanford junior guard Anthony Brown is the Most Improved Player of the Year.

The surprise of the selections is that Oregon St.'s Roberto Nelson, who led the Pac-12 in scoring every week of the season, was only named to the All-conference Second Team, not the 10 member First Team.

Eric Moreland was an honorable mention to the All-Defensive Team, and Hallice Cooke was an honorable mention to the All-Freshman team, rounding out Oregon St.'s acknowledgements.

Here's the complete teams:

First Team

Player School Pos. Class Height Weight Hometown (Last School)
Jordan Adams UCLA G So. 6-5 220 Atlanta, Ga. (Oak Hill Academy)
Kyle Anderson UCLA G So. 6-9 230 Fairview, N.J. (St. Anthony HS)
Jahii Carson ASU G So. 5-11 180 Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa HS)
Justin Cobbs CAL G Sr. 6-2 195 Los Angeles, Calif. (Minnesota)
Aaron Gordon ARIZ F Fr. 6-8 210 San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty)
Nick Johnson ARIZ G Jr. 6-3 200 Gilbert, Ariz. (Findlay Prep)
Dwight Powell STAN F Sr. 6-10 235 Toronto, Ontario, Canada (IMG Academy)
Chasson Randle STAN G Jr. 6-1 180 Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island HS)
Josh Scott COLO F So. 6-10 245 Monument, Colo. (Lewis-Palmer HS)
Delon Wright UTAH G Jr. 6-5 180 Lawndale, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)

Second Team

Player School Pos. Class Height Weight Hometown (Last School)
Jordan Bachynski ASU C Sr. 7-2 250 Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Centennial HS)
T.J. McConnell ARIZ G Sr. 6-1 190 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Duquesne)
Roberto Nelson OSU G Sr. 6-3 198 Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara HS)
C.J. Wilcox WASH G Sr. 6-5 195 Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove HS)
Joseph Young ORE G Jr. 6-3 185 Houston, Texas (Houston)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Askia Booker (COLO, Jr., G), DaVonté Lacy (WSU, Jr., G), Jermaine Marshall (ASU, Sr., G), Mike Moser (ORE, Sr., F), Richard Solomon (CAL, Sr., F).

PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM

Player School Pos. Height Weight Hometown (Last School)
Bryce Alford UCLA G 6-3 180 Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)
Aaron Gordon ARIZ F 6-8 210 San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty)
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ARIZ F 6-7 205 Chester, Pa. (Chester HS)
Zach LaVine UCLA G 6-5 180 Seattle, Wash. (Bothell HS)
Nigel Williams-Goss WASH G 6-3 185 Happy Valley, Ore. (Findlay Prep)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Hallice Cooke (OSU, G), Wesley Gordon (COLO, F), Jordan Mathews (CAL, G).

PAC-12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Player School Pos. Class Height Weight Hometown (Last School)
Jordan Bachynski ASU C Sr. 7-2 250 Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Centennial HS)
Josh Huestis STAN F Sr. 6-7 230 Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS)
Nick Johnson ARIZ G Jr. 6-3 200 Gilbert, Ariz. (Findlay Prep)
T.J. McConnell ARIZ G Sr. 6-1 190 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Duquesne)
Delon Wright UTAH G Jr. 6-5 180 Lawndale, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Jordan Adams (UCLA, So., G), David Kravish (CAL, So., F), Eric Moreland (OSU, Jr., F), Norman Powell (UCLA, Jr., G)

So, was Nelson snubbed? And maybe C.J. Wilcox too?

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com